Grind Quality: (4.5 / 5)
Materials: (4.5 / 5)
Design: (3.5 / 5)
Price: (4.5 / 5)
Overall: (4.25 / 5)
As marijuana arises into the mainstream conscious of American culture, as such the cannabis industry is evolving at a lightning pace. This has a direct impact on the herb grinder market and those manufacturer who make the products that allow us to grind our herb with little effort.
The Sharpstone 2.0 is a product that shows this evolution in action. Moving away from the standard design of four piece herb grinders, Sharpstone has created a new look for their main grinder line. The Sharpstone 2.0 has a more slick and slim bottom chamber design. Let’s break down some of the main features of the Sharpstone 2.0 and see how it stacks up.
The grinder quality of the original Sharpstone was above average, but nothing amazing. The new 2.0 design appears to have the very same teeth and hole design as the previous version, so the grinder quality really has not changed from the older original version to the 2.0.
Again, this Sharpstone 2.0 will certainly grind your herb well, but it won’t blow you away either. In particular, the Sharpstone tend to not collect as much kief as Black Tie Grinders or Space Case.
For the Sharpstone 2.0, the materials are a strength. These weed grinders are made from anodized aluminum, which is far and away more superior to painted grinders that will chip and wear over time. Also, these grinders are made from aircraft grade aluminum, which is stronger than your typical aluminum quality.
Most of the best grinders share the same material qualities of the Sharpstone 2.0. So, it is nice to see that Sharpstone takes their grinder quality this seriously.
Other material features include diamond shaped teeth, which work to shred the herb so that it produces a balanced grind. The pollen screen is made from stainless steel, which protects the screen from rusting over time.
For us design is the biggest issue we have with the new Sharpstone 2.0 grinder. The bottom line is that we feel the new design is a bit smaller than its predecessor and is short changing buyers.
Taking a close look at the new design you will see that each successive chamber is a bit smaller than the last. This means the chambers are smaller than the old design, which results in the grinder holding less grind up herb.
On the plus side, there is certainly a more ergonomic design to these new Sharpstone 2.0 grinders. Small finger grips are thoughtfully positioned so that users can more easily apply torque to the grinder so that it will grind with greater ease. So, while we are not thrilled with the smaller chambers, we must say we like the grip and ergonomics of this grinder.
Sharpstone has always prided itself on creating grinders that were affordable for all smokers. And we are happy they have continued this tradition with the Sharpstone 2.0. This grinder is priced at around the $25 price point. As anyone who knows grinder prices will tell you this is a competitive price, especially for this grinder’s quality. For comparisons, take a look at Space Case and Phoenician grinder prices and you’ll see what we are talking about.
Overall, the Sharpstone 2.0 has some mixed results compared to its predecessor. We like the ergonomic design, but don’t like that Sharpstone shrunk the chambers to get this result. The materials continue to be high quality, and the price will not disappoint either. Put all these factors together and you get a grinder that we rate above average. Not the best, but you could certainly do much worse than the Sharpstone 2.0 herb grinder.